Probably the greatest English composer, Purcell spent most of his life at the Royal court in London. He wrote one opera, Dido and Aeneas, which is one of his most popular works.
Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Z. 860 is a march, canzona, and anthem for orchestra and choir written by Henry Purcell in 1695 for the funeral of Queen Mary II of England. Parts of the piece were performed again at Purcell's own funeral in November of the same year.
The work was also famously used in Stanley Kubrick's notorious film A Clockwork Orange
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Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience
Dido And Aeneas
Composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Edited by Dean, Edward J.. For voices. Operas & Stage Works. Publication date: 30 July 1987. Opera. Moderately difficult. Vocal Score. 96 pages. Duration 60 min. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193378650).
The Purcell Collection - Realizations by Benjamin Britten
(50 Songs High Voice). Composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Edited by Richard Walters. Arranged by Benjamin Britten. For High Voice, Piano Accompaniment. Boosey & Hawkes Voice. Softcover. 272 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051933761. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48019095).
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